Oct 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) after scoring an 80 yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington ruled inactive

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The Arizona Cardinals are set for a big NFC match up against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, in a game that will have playoff implications. Both teams are currently in the mix for the NFC Wild Card berths, so a win will be crucial.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, running back Andre Ellington will be inactive for the team in Week 13.

Ellington tweaked his knee at Thursday’s practice and his status was in question. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had said at the end of last week that Ellington would be a game-time decision and it looks like he didn’t feel right after going through the team’s pre-game warm ups.

Details of Ellington’s knee injury have not been released, but there is some concern that he could end up missing the rest of the season.

With Ellington out, starting running back Rashard Mendenhall will see the bulk of the carries.

Mendenhall has been the team’s starting running back and is coming off of one of his best games in a Cardinals uniform, but Ellington was the bigger playmaker this season. Now, Mendenhall will have the opportunity to put together an impressive game.

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